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Category Archive: News Briefs

Jul 30

Ethiopians Aren’t Optimistic That Obama Can Help End Rights Abuses

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(URJII ONLINE) Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Ethiopia on Sunday during the second half of a five-day trip to East Africa that also saw him visit Kenya, his father’s homeland. Both countries are key American allies on the continent due to the corridor they form around Somalia — the epicenter of …

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Jul 29

Development Finance Talks in Ethiopia Close to Collapse: Charities

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(URJII ONLINE) ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Talks between rich and poor countries in the Ethiopian capital, aimed at agreeing on the financing of the United Nations’ bold new global development agenda, are on the brink of collapse, advocacy groups said on Wednesday.

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May 04

The US Heaping Irresponsible Praise on Ethiopia’s Regime

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(URJII ONLINE) ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. A country that has often been held up as a poster child for development has been stifling civic freedoms and systematically cracking down on independent journalism for several years. It was consequently startling to hear the State Department’s undersecretary …

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Feb 24

TPLF Leaders’ Arrogance and Contempt: Inviting Further Bloodshed and Loss of Lives – HRLHA Statement

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(URJII ONLINE) Since the downfall of the military government of Ethiopia in 1991, the political and socioeconomic lives of the country have totally been controlled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front/TPLF leaders and business institutions. As soon as the TPLF controlled Addis Ababa, the capital city, in 1991, the first step it took was to …

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Feb 19

Political Violence Intensifies in Ethiopia as the Fifth National Election Approaches

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(URJII ONLINE) Urgent Action Issued by HRLHA According to a schedule released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, citizens will go to the polls to elect a new government on 24 May 2015. It will be Ethiopia’s fifth national election since EPRDF came to power in 1991. In connection with the upcoming National Election …

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Dec 11

ETHIOPIA: Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Jail, Denial of Graduation of University Students

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(URJII ONLINE) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has issued a statement below regarding the most recent human rights situations in Ethiopia: The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the outbreak of a deadly disease at Gimbi Jail in Western …

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